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According to Organic Consumer Association, "On November 5, 2009, the USDA National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) passed a recommendation for "Solving the Problem of Mislabeled Organic Personal Care Products." The recommendation urges the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) to make sure that any use of the word "organic" on a personal care product is backed up by third-party certification to USDA organic standards."

Basically, up til now, companies making body care products haven't had to prove their organic quality, but if the recommendation passes baby care, soap, lotions, shampoos and other body care products that are not certified to the USDA NOP standard will have to drop organic claims from their labels. 

Now that the new rules have launched, the OCA has released a ton of lists about good vs. not so great personal care products.

The OCA notes the following...

BOYCOTT THESE FAKE "ORGANIC" BRANDS:

Amazon Organics, Avalon Organics, Desert Essence Organics, Giovanni Organic Cosmetics, JASON Pure Natural and Organic, Nature's Gate Organics, Organics by Noah's Naturals
 

BUY ("BUY-COTT") THESE CERTIFIED USDA ORGANIC BRANDS:

Alteya Organics, Baby Bear Shop, Badger, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, Indian Meadow Herbals, Intelligent Nutrients, Kimberly Parry Organics, Little Angel, Mercola, Nature's Paradise, Organicare, Organic Essence, Origins Organics, Purely Shea, Rainwater Organic Lotion, Rose Tattoo Aftercare, Seasons of the Soul, SoCal Cleanse, Sensibility Soaps/Nourish, Terressentials, Trillium Organics, Vermont Soap


They're also offering a longer list of beauty and body care products that meet USDA organic standards.

One of our favorite brands here at EcoHuddle, Earth Mama Angel Baby; who is one of just a handful of companies recommended by the Organic Consumer’s Association as an “honest organic brand.”
Edited by JenniferChait - 4/26/10 at 9:12pm